Search billions of records on Ancestry.com
   
This site was created on January 20, 2000 and was updated on February 1st , 2007.


Glenurquhart & Glenmoriston
Inverness-shire Scotland

This Parish is bounded, on the north, by the parishes of Inverness, Kirkhill, and Kiltarlity; on the east by Lochness, which separates it from Stratherrick; on the south by the united parish of Boleskin and Abertarf and that of Kilmanvaig; on the south- west, by the parishes of Glensheal and Kintail, in Ross-shire., and on the west, and north-west, by the  district of Strathglass, which lies in the parishes of Kilmorack and Kiltarlity.

The parish is 30 miles in its greatest length ; the breadth is, in the greater part, from 8 to 12 miles.  It contains the glens or vallies of Urquhart and Glenmoriston, which run nearly parallel, at the distance of eight miles or thereby from each other, in a nearly westerly direction from Lochness.  They are separated from each other by a ridge of mountains.

It is called, in public registers, the parish of Urquhart and Glenmoriston, though no evidence appears of an annexation or union, to ascertain whether or not they formerly were distinct parishes.  It is probable, however, that they were so in times of Popery.  TO MORE !


Glen Urquhart has not got the rugged beauty of the Glens of the west, nor has it the grandeur of some of Scotland's most famous glens, Glencoe or Glen Nevis, for instance, but it does have a beauty that is all its own.  It is this beauty that captured the hearts of many of it's past inhabitants who have ventured far and near and who spoke with great affection of their native glen.  It is not just the geography, or topography of course, it is the people that really make the difference. ("West The Glen" by Ian M. Allan)

"the glen" Mail List 
Surname Registry

People and Places

Surnames & Placenames from Glenurquhart and Glenmoriston
People of these Glens (photo's)
Places in these Glens (photo's)
 Glen Urquhart Tartan
Corrimony Cairn (photo's)
Old Postcards
Duncan MacLean homestead pics
Leaving Glenurquhart (Music File)
 Population Trends
My MacLean Ancestry
To Nova Scotia
Growing up in Glenurquhart
Discharged Soldiers 1760-1854

Scotland Glens Maps

Scotland Glens Map
Victorian Maps

OLD PARISH REGISTRIES

Birth & Baptisms
Marriages
Deaths

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Weddings
Obituaries
Wills

MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS

Cemetery Listings & Monumental Inscriptions

SCHOOLING & OCCUPATIONS

Schools & Schooling
Occupations

HISTORICAL ACCOUNTS

William MacKay
Estate Papers of James Grant
Gaelic Society of Inverness
.

REFERENCES

Reference Books & Maps
Look Up Volunteers

NAMES IN PUBLICATIONS

Old Glenurquhart in Photographs
West the Glen
Ian MacDonald from Glen Urquhart
 

TOURISM LINKS

Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness Home Page
Cyprus Railway
.
.
.

COMMERCIAL LINKS

Lochletter Lodge
Glenmoriston Arms
.

 
INVERNESS-SHIRE GENEALOGY LINKS

Please e-mail me at: bfknova@eastlink.ca